Oral Lichen Planus in Thai Patients Has a Low Prevalence of Human Papillomavirus

  title={Oral Lichen Planus in Thai Patients Has a Low Prevalence of Human Papillomavirus},
  author={Pratanporn Arirachakaran and Jira Chansaengroj and Woradee Lurchachaiwong and Patnarin Kanjanabud and K Thongprasom and Yong Poovorawan},
  booktitle={ISRN dentistry},
Background. Oral lichen planus (OLP) is a common chronic inflammatory immune-mediated disease, with an etiopathogenesis associated with cell-mediated immunological dysfunction. Viral infection has been hypothesized as a predisposing factor in the pathogenesis of this disease. Viruses may alter host cell function by inducing the abnormal expression of cellular proteins leading to disease development. However, reports on the relationship between human papillomavirus (HPV) and OLP are inconclusive… CONTINUE READING


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